The August 2nd Express Entry draw has happened after a gap of three weeks. A total of 3,264 candidates were picked up from the pool and were sent the Invitation to Apply (ITA). These people will now be in a position to apply for permanent residency of Canada.
The cut-off for the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score stood at 441 points. The invited candidates have now moved a step closer to become the permanent resident of Canada, along with their spouse or common-law-partner as well as dependent children.
It is expected that complete applications that are submitted will be processed by IRCC within the next six months.
The difference in CRS cut-off threshold between August 2nd and the previous draw that took place on July 12th is just of 1 point. The latest Express Entry draw closing at one point higher than the previous one.
It is worth noting here that the gap of three weeks between these two draws has been longer than on numerous occasions previously.
This gave longer than usual time to candidates who are already in the pool to update their profile and increase their points total and more candidates entered the Express Entry pool than before.
This gap surely must have created an upward pressure on the cut-off threshold of the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).
When the gap between two Express Entry draws decreases, there is also a decrease in the cut-off threshold of the CRS.
The lowest cut-off threshold on CRS till now has been at 413 points.
The total number of ITAs that have been issued till now since the Express Entry system was first launched has reached to 122,596. Nearly, half of these ITAs have been issued in the current year 2017.
The reason for this increase is that Express Entry has become the main component for economic immigration to Canada.